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Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Conservation knowledge that objects can change but keep many original characteristics
Reversibility changes in objects can be reversed
Reciprocity ability to consider more than one point of view
Classification combining objects into categories
Seriation process of making an orderly arrangement
Compensation changes in one dimension can be offset by changes in another
Dyslexia a learning disability where reading is a difficult.
Dyscalcula a learning disability where performing mathematical tasks is usually difficult
Metacognition thinking about one’s thoughts
Social cognition the understanding of other people and groups
Latency Stage Freud’s psychosexual stage of development where drives are at rest & repressed, and unconscious conflicts are submerged.
Adolescent egocentrism a focus on oneself and no one else
Invincibility fable teens believe to be immoral & nothing bad can happen to them; false sense of security
Personal fable teens believe their life is unique, heroic or mythical; “destined for greatness”; fame/fortune
Imaginary audience teens believe that people are constantly thinking about them. They fantasize about how others react to their appearance and behavior
Suicide ideation extensive thoughts about committing suicide.
Parasuicide a non successful suicide attempt usually in the form of overdose, single occupant car crash, etc.
Identity achievement a person knows he/she is unique and has a self-definition that includes sexual, political, moral, and vocational identity
Foreclosure acceptance of parental values and goals without exploring alternatives
Identity diffusion confusion and uncertainty with regard to identity formation
Moratorium a pause in identity formation that allows teens to explore alternatives without making a final decision.
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